Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Colorado’s heavy winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, the Animas River experiences runoff that causes naturally occurring sediments to be transported downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Animas River Spring Runoff Update

San Juan Basin Public Health Releases Data on Local Groundwater Quality

Thousands of people in southwest Colorado rely on groundwater for their home drinking water. Since the fall of 2016, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have been offering free water testing for residents of the Animas Valley. In conjunction with National Groundwater Awareness Week, [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Releases Data on Local Groundwater Quality

National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11

Thousands of people in southwest Colorado rely on groundwater for their home drinking water. As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) remind all well owners that taking a few basic steps can protect households from contaminated drinking water. Wells can provide high-quality [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Events, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11
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